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GLOBAL POLITICS: PERCEPTION OR REALITY – Africa’s Contribution to World Civilisation.

Ancient Nubia

Africa has been portrayed as a continent that has contributed nothing to world civilisation. In fact, Africa is not only the cradle of civilisation but also the cradle of humanity. Africa is the birth place and the cradle of the

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS!

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 26: Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

I listened to interviews of the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, and Professor Lucille Bloomberg of the Center for Communicable Diseases on SA FM’s morning show on 20 February 2016, about the Zika virus (ZIKV). The show is hosted

KENNY MOTSAMAI: WHY I DON’T WANT TO BE OUT WITHOUT MY FREEDOM!

Kenny Motsamai

Many a man have been known to take any and every chance to get out of prison, by hook or crook. It hardly happens that a person is offered an opportunity to get out of prison and they refuse to

THE UNJUST IMPRISONMENT OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS IN THE ‘NEW’ SOUTH AFRICA!!!

Kenny Mutsamai

“Reviewing the story of the ANC, it would seem that all times they were more concerned with non-violence against whites than against their own people.” Prof. Edward Feit (The Journal of African Modern Studies Volume 8 Number One 1970)  

BLACKS SUFFER FROM POST TRAUMATIC SLAVERY SYNDROME!

Slavery

The attitude, I observe today, of black people towards white people is neither forgiveness nor reconciliation but that of a people suffering from post-traumatic slavery syndrome. The people with the syndrome definitely will never acknowledge its presence, rather they would

ON FINANCIALIZATION, GLOBALISATION AND NEOLIBERALISM!

Wall Street

If the incident that took place in the state president’s office in December 2015 is anything to go by, South Africa’s governing elite is truly and deeply in trouble – they are walking gingerly on a path strewn with banana

REJOINDER TO MMUSI MAIMANE’S “ANTI -RACISM” SPEECH!!!

Musi Maimane

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane delivered a speech against racism a few days ago which received extensive media coverage in both the print and electronic media. I don’t want to impugn his motives; I propose to address the issues he raised

THE SPECTRE OF RACISM LOOMS LARGE IN THE ‘RAINBOW’ NATION!!

If you have spent some time in ‘post-apartheid’ South Africa, you would not have missed all the talk that goes on about the dire need for racial transformation in the country. 21 years later, since 1994, there has been little

THE FORGOTTEN SEED OF A NEW NATION!

Liberation and the birth of a new nation always come at a price.  This truism is often ignored when it comes to acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made by ordinary folks – the downtrodden – who shed blood and paid with

WHICH WAY FOR PAN AFRICANISM: THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET?

Malcolm X’s insightful speech ‘THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET’ is as relevant today as it was fifty one years ago when he delivered it in a speech in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3, 1964, just three days before the fifth